Seductive. Deceptive. Deadly.
Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciarán Hinds Ciarán Hinds, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Joely Richardson
|Screenplay||Justin Haythe. from the novel by Jason Matthews|
|Music||James Newton Howard|
|Editing||Alan Edward Bell|
|Sound formats||Dolby Atmos|
|Produced by||Chernin Entertainment, Film Rites, Soundtrack New York|
|Language||Infrequent, moderate impact.|
|Nudity||Fairly frequent, moderate impact (the scenes are in both sexual and non-sexual context, eg a scene of a male character's frontal shot with his genitalia is noted).|
|Violence||Frequent, strong to very strong impact (gratuitous and graphic scenes of violence. The violence scenes are also physical and psychological.)|
|Comments||The material contains complex and mature themes presented in a thriller context, interrogating issues of spying, dancing, duplicity, espionage, deception, gaining valuable information, family relations, corruption, investigations, betrayal, revenge, sacrifice, manipulation, trust, intelligence, power and control. The thriller is laced with a strong sense of threat and menace. Sustained themes of suspense and mystery are filled with tense psychological tones. The themes also have the potential to inflict harm morally and emotionally, therefore they would be disturbing, distressing and confusing to the younger viewers as they do not yet have the ability of masking sense of such themes on their own. e.g. Themes such as sexual manipulation would be prematurely exposing children to adult experiences and negatively influence their attitudes and behaviour by morally misleading them. Therefore, viewers under the age of 18 are prohibited from viewing the material.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|R: Restricted||Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Jamal-Dean Grootboom 'Red Sparrow' makes messy hotbed.
Ilan Preskovsky Despite its mainstream marketing, Red Sparrow is more or less an arthouse film and is all but guaranteed to turn off anyone simply looking for an entertaining spy flick. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised by how gripping I found it, how audacious it was at times and how, days later, it continues to linger with me.
Tomatometer Red Sparrow's tense, character-driven story -- elevated by outstanding work from Jennifer Lawrence -- help this topical spy thriller overcome its somewhat uneven narrative.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Graphic violence, sex in dull Jennifer Lawrence thriller.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 54%